Christmas in July 2016

July is the perfect time to start knitting for the holidays. We are here to help with a list of patterns we think are perfect for gifting.
31 July Waldorf Christmas Babies by Tatyana Korobkova Wrapping up Christmas in July with this adorable project. (There are gnomes, too.) Knit them in: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Rowan Pure Wool DK 5_copy_small2
30 July Collina by Jenn Emerson Sometimes a scarf isn't quite enough.  Sometimes you want to give a nice big wrap to someone special on your list to snuggle into all winter long.  (The pattern also has scarf, cowl, and throw blanket options.) Knit it in: Rowan Pure Wool Worsted Rowan Hemp Tweed Tosh DK Rowan Big Wool or Big Wool Silk (for the throw) Img_6083_small2
29 July Contentment Cowl by Michelle Krause Long, looped, infinity scarves continue to be popular (at least when the weather is cool enough) with a wide range of ages. Garter stitch and lace balance each other beautifully in the Contentment Cowl, and it will knit up quickly in worsted weight yarn. Knit it in: Rowan Hemp Tweed Madelinetosh DK Juniper Moon Farms Gabriella Sartell Farm Worsted Zealana Rimu JoJoLand Splatterdash Img_9379_small2
28 July Classic-Stitch Coasters by Melissa Lester Holidays bring gatherings as well as gift giving. Take along a few coasters as a host/hostess gift. A little bundle of them makes a great stocking stuffer. Or add a bottle of wine and some nice glasses for a gift package. Knit them in: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Rowan Pure Wool DK Silky Wool Noro Silk Garden or Silk Garden Light Photo_47_2_small2
27 July Brezel Mittens by Svetlana Volkova How about mittens... there have to be a few people on your list who could use a pair. Knit them in: Rowan Creative Focus Worsted Rowan Felted Tweed Aran Juniper Moon Farm Gabriella Brezel_mitts_039_small2
26 July Slumberjacks by Julie Smutzer Cozy.  Classic.  Slippers.  For Christmas! Knit them in: Juniper Moon Farm Gabriella Schachenmayr Merino 85 Rowan Felter Tweed Aran Img_3104_small2  
25 July Tierney Hat by Triona Murphy The designer's description of the Tierney Hat pretty much explains why it makes a great gift, so I'll just quote it here: "Sometimes you just want a simple hat, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring! This hat combines the best of both worlds— relaxing reverse stockinette with an interesting and eye-catching closed-loop cable motif. Pick out a skein of your favorite yarn and have fun!" And it is written for one of our favorites: Tosh DK!! Rowan Hemp Tweed and Pure Wool Worsted are good choices as well, and there are still some luscious skeins of Woolen Rabbit. Img_3115__1__small
24 July Sailor's Rib Fingerless Mitts by Leslie Taylor We are headed into the final week of Christmas in July, and while it is certainly important to keep necks and shoulders warm with cowls, shawls, and scarves, we can't forget about hands. The Sailor's Rib Fingerless mitts will keep hands toasty from the first chill of fall to those last frosts of spring. Knit them in: Ella Rae Aran Rowan Felted Tweed Aran Tosh DK Rowan Pure Wool Worsted
Go with a solid, a fun variegated, or stripes!
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23 July Forager's Scarf by Nicola Hodges Christmas in July on this most steamy day. Who is wishing for weather that would require this amazing scarf? Knit it in: Juniper Moon Herriot Rowan Hemp Tweed Zealana Heron Zealana Rimu Tosh DK 23534239839_47d782d753_n
22 July Bittersweet by Laura Aylor Christmas in July or Advent? This gorgeous knit is Laura Aylor’s daily advent reflection for 2015. Knit it in: Juniper Moon Farm Herriot chunky Rowan Cocoon Img_9129e3_small2
21 July Color Affection by Veera Valimaki Here is a Twill favorite that is having a bit of a resurgence right now. If you have not made one… please consider it for a gift or yourself. Sandy wore hers out and needs another.  Any pattern that has close to 15K projects on Ravelry is worth considering. Not to mention, we love Veera Valimaki !! Knit it in: Sonder Fingering Tosh Twist Light 01_small2
20 July Mitten Ornaments by Red Heart Design Team What would Christmas in July be without ornaments? In the past we have made garland and Christmas balls from Arne & Carlos. This year we like these cute mittens. Knit them in: Rowan Hemp Tweed Juniper Moon Gabriella Ella Rae Country Tweed Rowan Pure Wool Worsted Wr2082_medium
19 July What to Wear... by Meiju K-P One skein shawls make lovely gifts... Knit it in: Sonder Fingering or Sock MadTosh Twist Light
18 July Christian's Scarf by Ágnes Kutas-Keresztes Sometimes the simple patterns are the most satisfying. Christian's Scarf will keep anyone on your gift-giving list warm. Practically any dk or worsted weight yarn in the shop will work for this versatile pattern. Rowan Pure Wool Worsted, Hemp Tweed, or Juniper Moon Farms Gabriella will make a beautiful scarf sturdy enough for everyday wear, while Tosh DK or Vintage, Woolen Rabbit Neshobe or Frolic, or Zelana yarns add a touch of luxury to someone special's wardrobe. There are even a few skeins of Mongolian Cashmere. Noro's stripes will make a fun, bright accessory.
17 July Itty Bitty Bear Cubs by Carolyn Ingram Is there a baby on your list this Christmas? This hat is irresistible. Knit it in: Rowan felted tweed Debbie Bliss cashmerino Rowan pure wool DK
16 July Corrugated Coffee Cozy by Kristy Childress The perfect stocking stuffer... Knit it in: Rowan Hemp Tweed Juniper Moon Farm Gabriella Woolen Rabbit
15 July It's Brrr time by Suvi Simola Well, we are half way through Christmas in July and hope you've gotten some good ideas. Knit it in: Tosh DK Sonder Worsted Woolen Rabbit Worsted Rowan Hemp Tweed
14 July Treppenviertel Cowl by Nicola Susen Just in case you were thinking about what to make me for Christmas... Knit it in:  Zealana Rimu. I will not mention any other yarn because once you see this cowl made in this yarn, you will agree.
13 July Banff by tincanknits A quick hat that can work for many people on your holiday list...an excellent first colorwork project Knit it in: Rowan Aran Tweed Juniper Moon Farm Herriot Debbie Bliss Donegal Aran
12 July Hedgehogs by Purl Soho A project that it is hard to just make one of... Knit it in: Rowan Aran tweed Fine Donegal Aran
11 July Wanderers: Modern Mukluks by Andrea Mowry When I was a child, my Nana made slippers for all of the grandchildren at Christmas. They were simple and completely beloved. Knit it in: Rowan pure wool worsted Madelinetosh DK Rowan Creative Focus Worsted
10 July Hayes by Julie Hoover For the men on your list... Knit it in: Rowan Hemp Tweed Woolen Rabbit worsted Tosh DK Zealana RIMU
9 July Sophisticated by Cheryl Niamath July 8th begins week 2 of Christmas in July A sweater for someone special on your list, or for you. Knit it in: Tosh DK Rowan Hemp Tweed Rowan Pure Wool Worsted
8 July Washcloth Quartet by Meghan Goodacre A holiday gift for someone on your list who needs a bit of pampering. Together with some beautiful handmade soap... Knit it with: Zooey from Juniper Moon Farm Rowan Cotton Lustre
7 July Charcoal & Ash by Alicia Plummer Knit it in: Rowan Pure wool Worsted Rowan Hemp Tweed Woolen Rabbit Worsted Tosh DK
6 July Simple Cable Knit Boot Cuffs by Julie Tarsha Knit it in: Tosh DK Sonder Worsted Woolen Rabbit Worsted Rowan Pure wool Worsted
5 July Gallowey Scarf by Heidi May One of my new favorites! Knit it in: Ella Rae Lush Merino Big Wool Big Wool Silk
4 July Sketch It Cowl by Aimee Pelletier Check out this lovely cowl! Knit this in: Sonder Fingering Tosh Twist
3 July Lucky (Bonnet) by Solenn Couix-Loarer Christmas in July... for the wee-ones on your list. Yarn suggestions: Rowan Creative Focus Worsted Rowan Hemp Tweed Rowan Pure Wool Worsted Juniper Moon Farm Herriot and many more
2 July  Harvest Grain by Yochanna Designs (aka Jessica Stern) It's day 2 of our Christmas in July gift suggestions. We believe hand knit socks make the BEST gifts! Check out these stunning socks by our own Jessica Stern. Yarn ideas that are in the shop: Madelinetosh Twist Light Sonder Sock will be coming soon
1 July Ardent by Janina Callio Well... it is officially July once again. Time for Christmas in July here at Twill. We will post a project a day for the month of July to help inspire you to get started early on your holiday/gift giving projects. Yarn ideas that are at the shop... Sonder Fingering Madelinetosh Twist Light Ella Rae Extra Fine Merino Fingering